Instructional Care Aide, Early Childhood, 2021-2022

St Louis Public Schools
St. Louis, MO, US

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Job Category
Teaching, Early Childhood / Daycare Teacher, Support Staff, Teaching Assistant / Aide
Grade Level
Early Childhood
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Job Description

Position Title: Early Childhood Instructional Care Aide

Payroll/Personnel Type: 10 Month

Reports to: Early Childhood SPED Supervisory Teacher

Position Summary:

The SPED Instructional Care Aid assists and supports the teacher(s) in implementing an instructional and care program to promote each student's academic advancement and personal development.

Essential Functions:
  • Escorts, assists and/or supervises student(s) during play periods, movement throughout the building, to and from buses, toileting routines, lunch, snacks, specialized and inclusive classes, community activities and other times as designated
  • Assists teacher(s) in implementing behavior management plans which may include observing, recording, charting behavior and implementing a reinforcement schedule, as well as utilization of approved restraint methods when required and under teacher directive
  • Assists teacher in test administration, under teacher directive
  • Communicate any problems or concerns regarding students to the supervising teacher
  • Work with individual students or small groups to reinforce skills previously introduced by the teacher
  • Guides individual students or small groups to reinforce skills previously introduced by the teacher
  • Assists with large group activities such as drill work, reading aloud and storytelling
  • Assists the teacher in maintaining and organizing work and study areas, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Score objective tests and papers with guidance and input from the teacher and assists with the maintenance of appropriate student records
  • Performs health-related procedures such as: feeding, lifting, positioning, carrying, toileting, tube feeding, cleaning catheterization and suctioning equipment
  • Participate in workshops, in-service training and parent conferences
  • Attends specialized training as required to assist in the implementation of student's IEP
  • Serves as a resource of information and assists substitute teacher
  • Reports parental concerns to supervisory teacher
  • Performs other duties related to Special Education, as assigned by teacher or administrator

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Any knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully complete Essential Functions

  • Some experience working with children (required)
  • Computer Skills (required)
  • Experience working with teachers and students in an educational setting (preferred)
  • Experience tutoring young children (preferred)

  • High School Diploma or its Equivalent (required)
  • 60 College Credit hours (required)
  • Passing score on Paraprofessional licensure exam (accepted in lieu of 60 college credit hours)

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree

Working Conditions and Environment:
  • Work is routinely performed in a typical interior/office environment
  • Very limited or no exposure to physical risk


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


SLPS believes in taking care of its employees. We offer a fully-insured health care plan along with some amazing perks! Here are some of the highlights of our benefits plan and perks, but you'll want to check out for all of the details.

  • Fully-paid health insurance for self
  • $30,000 of tuition reimbursement (certificated staff)
  • $40,000 group term life insurance
  • Eligibility for federal loan forgiveness programs
  • Pension plan
  • Robust wellness programs

Please note benefit and perk eligibility may vary by employee status, employment date, and job classification.

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